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When will India stop obsessing about what women wear?

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So we are not surprised. How women dress is clearly the favourite subject of everyone – from khap panchayats to social media trolls (and sometimes it is really hard to see the difference). Actress Priyanka Chopra who met the Prime Minister in Berlin was accused of ‘disrespecting’ him by wearing a knee-length dress. The actor was in Berlin promoting her new program Baywatch and it coinciding with the PM’s visit to Germany as part of his larger Europe tour.

Their conversation has not even got reported. All that was of interest, and was widely covered – was what the actor wore. And this isn’t the metgala folks. It was a meeting with the Prime Minister. Priyanka Chopra angered traditionalists (read trolls) who claimed she was disrespecting PM Narendra Modi by not covering her legs. Twitterati used social media to display anger against her and some to support Priyanka Chopra.

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